A Study of digital addiction in Children during COVID-19 (Pandemic) conditions

Mari Tkeshelashvili, Mzia Bolkvadze, Aleena parveen shaikh, Nameera parveen shaikh, Sakshi Adhav, Salome Glonti, Irina Nakashidze



Advances in technology in the modern world, including improvements in digital technology and increasing access to them, have led to the public spending a lot of time with digital screens. Therefore, screen addiction in children presents a global challenge.   In this article, we aimed to investigate parents’ attitudes in this regard, mainly whether the behavior of parents and family members caused children's screen addiction. In particular, we studied children's dependence on digital screens during the pandemic.  

The research was conducted by sharing a questionnaire on an online platform. The investigation began on 5/6/2022 and ended on 12/6/2022. A total of 142 minors were interviewed. The questionnaire consisted of two parts. The first part was general questions, and the second was from the test by Kimberly Young, a professor of psychology, adapted for children. It determines the attitude, from lack of interest in the Internet to dependence on it.  Based on the study,  we have thought that it will be helpful to enrich specific preventive measures to confound digital addictions in children.

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